Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Archaeological workshop



Age: 4-6 years
Duration: 90 minutes
Contact: Andrea 051/213 578 or cudotvornica[at]ppmhp.hr

In this educational thematic workshop the children through play and practical work get to know more about archaeological excavation and research. The activities are divided in four parts:

  1. Part: archaeological excavation – with plastic spades and brushes the children will excavate fragments of ceramics in sandboxes. Besides ceramics also placed in the sand will be some other – more valuable object in order that the children become familiar with the concept of a special find.
  2. Part: archaeological field documentation – on a previously prepared plan of a site with a drawn square grid will be drawn the location of found objects and they will be written on a list of finds and a list of special finds.
  3. Part: work in the archaeological workshop – the children will group fragments of ceramics according to colours, and stick them together with adhesive tape (each vessel will be coloured differently so that the children will easily identify the whole object).
  4. Part: archaeological drawing – after sticking them together, the children will draw the vessels, and at the end of the workshop they can take the drawings and the list of finds away with them.
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